Fire at Piedmont Avenue Home

Three Dogs Perish

DULUTH, Minn.-A fire broke at a home on the 2500 block of Piedmont Avenue in the late morning hours of Friday, December 30, 2016.

Upon arrival crews found heavy smoke coming from the basement window of a one-story single family house. Crews attacked the fire from the front and rear of the house, as a heavy fire was found in the basement of the home.

The residents of the home were able to evacuate prior to the fire department’s arrival. Three dogs were unable to be resuscitated and perished at the scene. There were no other injuries reported at the scene.

A total of 24 firefighters responded to the call, and reamined on scene for approximately three hours.

Initial damage estimates are around $85,000. The cause of the fire is still under investigation, we will keep you updated as information becomes available.

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